Flash Comics for October 2009

Well, there’s no Flash book for October (or is there?), but the crimson comet does co-star in this month’s The Brave and the Bold…plus there’s Blackest Night, a Halloween special, and the usual assortment of team books. Here are the Flash’s upcoming appearances according to Newsarama.

The Brave and the Bold #28

Brave and the Bold #28Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art and cover by Jesus Saiz

J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man) and Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT) continue their series of unlikely pairings with a match that spans the decades! When an experiment meant to alter the speed of light goes awry, Barry Allen finds himself face-to-face with some surprising allies – World War II’s legendary Blackhawks! But Barry isn’t the Flash they know, and he’s not even the kind of hero they need to help fight history’s most grueling war! What must Barry sacrifice to serve his country – and his world?

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Team books and events after the cut.


Blackest Night #4

Blackest Night #4Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis

Summer’s hottest event explodes in this critical issue! Hold on to your power rings, because the secrets behind the Blackest Night finally stand revealed! While Earth is evacuated, Hal Jordan embarks on a brave journey to the darkest depths to uncover the truth behind the Black Lanterns! You won’t believe what he uncovers!

This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 21 • 4 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Blackest Night: Titans #3

Blackest Night: Titans #3Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by George Pérez

With their backs against the walls of a battered Titans Tower, the few remaining Titans face their dead former teammates who have now become Black Lanterns! Meanwhile, one Titan discovers a secret weapon…but at what price? Don’t miss this finale from writer J.T. Krul (JSA CLASSIFIED, Fathom) and superstar artist Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!

This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by George Pérez).

On sale October 28 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DCU Halloween Special 2009

DCU Halloween 2009Written by Joe Harris, Billy Tucci, Jake Black, Franco, Adam Schlagman, Mandy McMurray and others
Art by Rags Morales, Joe Prado and others Cover by Gene Ha

Darkness falls across the land as the DC Universe faces its greatest horror in this Halloween special filled with all-new stories! Watch as Guy Gardner continues his quest to share Halloween with the cosmos and his fellow alien Green Lantern Corps members. In another tale, Red Robin finds the true, deadly meaning of the sinister holiday while overseas on his quest to find Bruce Wayne. Meanwhile, Bizarro receives neither trick nor treat in his own backwards celebration of the spookiest night of the year on his home world. Plus, 10 other ghoulish tales to fill you with fright this Halloween!

On sale October 21 • 80 pg, one-shot, FC, $5.99 US

Team Books

Justice Society of America #32

Justice Society of America #32Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Jesus Merino

The seismic rift among the members of the Justice Society deepens due to the strange actions of several new team members as well as some long-seeded conflicts! It all leaves them dangerously weakened as their home base faces assault from an army of bounty hunters who plan on collecting the price on the head of each and every member of the Society!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA vs. Kobra #5

JSA Vs. Kobra #5Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski
Cover by Gene Ha

The Justice Society finally tracks Kobra to his main base and launches an all-out assault on him and his forces. It seems impossible that Jason Burr can escape their wrath now, but the wily serpent has one last surprising trick up his sleeve!

On sale October 14 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Titans #18

Titans #18Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art by Angel Unzueta and Wayne Faucher
Cover by Angel Unzueta

With the Titans team slowly dissolving as members drift their own way, only the empath Raven recognizes the mounting disconnection. With her only friends drifting apart, Raven makes a surprising life choice that will affect the course of her strained relationship with Beast Boy.

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Johnny DC

Super Friends #20

Super Friends #20Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Dario Brizuela
Cover by J. Bone

It’s Halloween time again! The Super Friends are having fun at the Halloween parade, only to have it interrupted by the fearsome Shaggy Man! Oh, no, that’s no treat!

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Tiny Titans #21

Tiny Titans #21Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar

The first rule of the All Pet Club issue is: Please tell everyone you see today about the All Pet Club issue! The second rule of the All Pet Club issue is: Please tell everyone you see tomorrow about the All Pet Club issue! After all, it’s not just Pet Club – it’s Pet Club in space!

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Collections (November and Later)

The Flash Vs. the Rogues TP

Flash vs. the RoguesWritten by John Broome
Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and others
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

These seminal tales from the 1960s, torn from the pages of SHOWCASE #8, THE FLASH #105, 106, 110, 113, 117, 122, 140 and 155, introduced the Scarlet Speedster’s Rogues Gallery, including Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Gorilla Grodd, the Weather Wizard, Captain Boomerang and Heat Wave — all prominently featured in FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES’ REVENGE.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US. (Pre-order from Amazon)

Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come Part 2 TP

JSA: Thy Kingdom Come #2Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross

The Kingdom Come Superman continues to crusade against evil alongside his new Justice Society teammates – but is he the only one who can stand against the threat of Magog? And what are Gog’s true motives? This hard-hitting new volume, now in trade paperback, collects JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13-18!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 192 pg,FC, $19.99 US

Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents – Superman Team-Ups Vol.1 TP

Showcase...Superman Team-Ups #1Written by Len Wein, Paul Levitz, Cary Bates and others
Art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Murphy Anderson, and others
Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Superman meets DC’s greatest heroes including The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and many more in this title collecting DC COMICS PRESENTS #1-26.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 512 pg, B&W, $17.99 US


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